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Compostela - Aire sur l'Adour to the Pyrenees - Stage 6 Aquitaine

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Compostela - Aire sur l'Adour to the Pyrenees - Stage 6

Breathtaking views to conclude the journey

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Compostela - Aire sur l'Adour to the Pyrenees - Stage 6

One of the most challenging stages because of the distances covered, but the most rewarding. An exhilarating walk through some amazing scenery, and in Hiribiria a monument marks the spot where the pilgrims' routes from Paris, Vezelay and Le Puy converge en route to Spain.

What's Included

  • 6 days walking
  • 7 nights half board
  • Luggage transfers between hotels

Starting Days

You can choose to begin this holiday on any day of the week.

Itinerary & Hotels

  • 1

    Arrive Aire sur l'Adour day 1

    Summary

    Arrive at Aire sur l’Adour, an ancient, pretty riverside town where you can see the cathedral of Saint-Jean Baptiste.

    Hotel
    • Hotel exterior

    Hotel Le Relais des Landes Aire sur Adour

    This rustic, traditional hotel is located close to the River Adour and just 200m from the village centre of Aire sur Adour. All bedrooms offer lots of character and are en suite, featuring air-conditioning and free WiFi.

    Facilities

    • Bar
    • Safe available in reception 
    • Private parking
    • Swimming pool

    Board

    Cuisine

    A small, colourful dining area provides a pleasant setting for an enjoyable meal.

  • 2

    Aire sur l’Adour to Miramont Sensacq day 2

    Summary

    Today’s walk starts with some flat track, then goes uphill to the hamlet of Begorre, gradually descending to cross the bridge to the Eglise de Sensacq.

    12 mi
    (19 km)

  • 3

    Miramont Sensacq to Arzacq day 3

    Summary

    Take the stony track to Pimbo, one of the oldest Bastide villages in Landes.

    9 mi
    (14 km)

  • 4

    Arzacq to Morlanne day 4

    Summary

    Leave Landes and enter the Pyrenees-Atlantiques, gentle incline on most of the day's walk.

    14 mi
    (23 km)

  • 5

    Morlanne to Maslacq day 5

    Summary

    Descend to St Martin in Louvigny and arrive before noon to hear the Angelus being rung at the Eglise d’Arganon.

    14 mi
    (23 km)

  • 6

    Maslacq to Navarrenx day 6

    Summary

    In places on today’s walk you can see right across to the Pyrenees. Stop and visit the abbey at La Sauvelade before arriving at the fortified town of Navarrenx.

    14 mi
    (23 km)

  • 7

    Navarrenx to St Palais day 7

    Summary

    A peaceful walk passes by ancient château before reaching the little town of Saint Palais.

    Hotel
    • Entrance
    • Dining area

    Hotel de la Paix St Palais

    This is a charming 3 star hotel with a distinctly Basque flavour. Some of the hotel's 27 rooms look out over the old town, and others have pretty views of the hotel's garden. Rooms are comfortable and well equipped. The restaurant is excellent and meals can either be taken in the dining room or on the terrace, beneath the shade of a number of imposing trees.

    Facilities

    • Comfortable 3 star hotel in the village centre
    • Excellent restaurant
    • Well equipped rooms with appealing views 

    Board

    Cuisine

    Sample Menu

    • Foie gras et son pain grille
    • Filet de canette aux pommes
    • Salade a l'emince de canard
    • Pave de cabillaud au fenouil
    • Trilogie de poissons

    11 mi
    (18 km)

  • 8

    St Palais to Larceveau day 8

    Summary

    In Hirbiria a monument marks the point where the pilgrims’ routes from Paris, Vezelay and Le Puy are believed to have converged en route to Spain.

    Hotel
    • Hotel exterior

    Hotel Restaurant Espellet Larceveau

    Located on a village green, between Saint Palais Saint Jean Pied de Port, the Espellet Hotel Restaurant is an establishment with a warm atmosphere, offering quality accommodation in 20 rooms, all with en suite bathrooms. The restaurant provides classic Basque cuisine and is popular with locals. After dinner, explore the pretty village with the Pyrenees rising to the south.      

    Facilities

    • Friendly basque style hotel
    • Tasty cuisine typical of the region
    • Comfortable en suite bedrooms 

    Board

    Cuisine

    Some local specialities which often appear on the menu include 

    • Foie gras maison
    • Anguille persillée
    • Omelette aux cèpes
    • Poulet basquaise
    • Ris de veau à l'espagnole
    • Salmis de palombe
    • Gâteau basque

    9 mi
    (14 km)

  • 9

    Larceveau to St Jean day 9

    Summary

    The final stretch is a relatively easy walk to St-Jean. Enter through the Porte Sainte-Jacques that has welcomed countless travellers throughout the ages.

    Hotel
    • Hotel exterior

    Hotel Ramuntcho St Jean Pied de Port

    St Jean Pied de Port marks the end of this classic trek. From here, pilgrims head south to Roncesvalles and across the Spanish border. The traditional way to enter St Jean is by means of the Porte St Jacques. Hotel Ramuntcho, a logis, offers a warm welcome and is ideally located at the foot of the ramparts. The 16 rooms have been completely renovated and attractively decorated, with fine views towards the mountains and ramparts, or towards the old town. 

    Facilities

    • Well located friendly hotel with easy access to this interesting town
    • Comfortable modern en suite rooms (all with flat screen TV)
    • Delicious breakfasts and evening meals
    • Bar and terrace - an ideal spot to raise a glass to celebate the end of your trek!

    Board

    Cuisine

    Breakfasts are a delicious buffet - served either in bedrooms or the attractive dining room. Delicious evening meals are served in the restaurant and make good use of local produce. After dinner, St Jean Pied de Port is a delightful spot for an evening stroll. 

    11 mi
    (18 km)

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  • From £989 per person

  • Outward Depart St Pancras International station over night stay in Paris. Depart Paris change trains in Bordeaux and Mont de Marsan arrive Aire sur L’adour early evening.

    Return Depart St Jean Pied de Port, change trains in Bayonne and stations in Paris arrive St Pancras early evening.

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